In 2015, the 1772 Foundation, in cooperation with the New Jersey Historic Trust, is offering Capital Preservation Grants, up to $15,000, available to nonprofit organizations for repair and restoration projects. The grants require a one-to-one match from the grant recipient.
Eligible applicants must have a 501(c)3 IRS designation. Schools and religious congregations are not eligible to apply.
Eligible activites include: exterior painting, finishes and surface restoration; fire detection, lightning protection and security systems; porch, roof and window repair/restoration; structural foundation and sill repair/replacement; and chimney and masonry repointing.
To demonstrate the sustainability of historic sites, applicants may be required to submit a cyclical maintenance plan, condition assessment, restoration plan or stewardship plan that has been prepared or updated within the last five years. If an appropriate plan does not exist, the foundation will consider providing support for development of a plan on a case-by-case basis.
All organizations who wish to be considered should read the announcement and complete the application at http://www.1772foundation.org/2014-historic-preservation-matching-grants/
Applications are due April 1, 2015. Recommended grants will be considered at the 1772 Foundation July board meeting.
Contact the Historic Trust staff for additional information at 609 984 0473.